Successful pregnancy in a woman with a left ventricular cardiac aneurysm. A case report

J Reprod Med. 1983 Aug;28(8):559-63.


Ventricular cardiac aneurysms associated with pregnancy are extremely rare. The effects of one on the other are not known. The pathophysiology of cardiac aneurysms as known in the nonpregnant state combined with the physiologic cardiovascular adjustments of pregnancy can be suspected of compromising the welfare of the pregnant patient. We recently treated a 21-year-old pregnant patient with a post-myocardial-infarction left ventricular cardiac aneurysm. The outcome was successful.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Heart Aneurysm* / etiology
  • Heart Aneurysm* / physiopathology
  • Heart Aneurysm* / therapy
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Infarction / complications
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / physiopathology
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / therapy